But Davis remains under contract with New Orleans.
So, when they said they’d create custom phone wallpapers for anyone who provided a name and number, the Celtics probably shouldn’t have indulged the fan who requested an Anthony Davis No. 23. Yet, the Celtics tweeted (and deleted):
This looks like a clear case of tampering. The Celtics used a player under contract with another team to promote themselves.
It’s also pretty harmless (and funny) – like many instances of tampering, some of which the NBA punishes teams for. There’s little consistency in the league’s standards on tampering, so I wouldn’t even guess how Boston will get treated here.